NEXUS at International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Roundtable (May 2018)

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, 19-20 May 2018 – NEXUS Institute Senior Researcher Rebecca Surtees joined a roundtable hosted by the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). This roundtable was part of the ICMEC global research initiative Medical and Mental Health Services for Survivors of Child Trafficking: Barriers to Access. Participants assessed common barriers to medical and mental health care access by survivors of child trafficking, discussing challenges related to the quality, availability, accessibility, acceptability, and accommodation of services. Participants then identified domains for assessment tools through which medical and mental healthcare professionals and health facility administrators can evaluate their own abilities to provide for the needs of survivors. The roundtable discussions will result in comprehensive guidelines and assessment tools for improving healthcare service delivery.